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Accenture Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.6 7,967 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme

Pierre Nanterme

(3,139 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion(in 488 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for(in 456 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke(in 971 reviews)

  • No work-life balance for consultants trying to make it up the ranks to Managing Directors(in 161 reviews)

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    Good place to build your career if you are career oriented, ambitious, and single (or married with no kids)

    Technology Consulting Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsVast opportunities to learn new and latest trend of technology as well as to get yourself trained in both technical/hard skills and people/soft skills. Very structured methodology and approach that are invaluable to learn. Strong global network and attitude to deliver work. Supportive to flexible working arrangement.

    ConsIf your definition of "life" is "work", then you will get a very good work-life balance but if you have kids and you are a family person, this is probably not a suitable place for you. The higher you go up your level, the more expectation from you to work longer hours (but don't get paid overtime) to get the job done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance is just an empty slogan now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning curve, but bad leadership and career opportunities

    Management Consulting Consultant (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsLearning curve, exposure, prestige of working in a multi-national company

    ConsCareer development. leadership and management not as forward thinking as other consultancy companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease improve on innovation and sincerely developing your employees' career opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Truly global

    Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGreat people
    Interesting work
    International training
    Promotions are based on merit and easy to move up especially from analyst to manager

    ConsWork/life balance is not great
    Large company and can sometimes feel like a 'resource'

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeems to vary from individual to individual and also by country/region

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Current Employee)

    Proscompensation package for employees is fine (not great).

    ConsC level white elephants should be thrown out which are popular for their shoddy work of not getting there job right (i.e. getting new projects)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management should held responsible for not getting projects (they should be fired rather than people at lower levels). As C level folks couldn't win projects, their effects are seen by employees of subsequent levels (Sr. Mgr, Mgr, Cons, Analysts) who were asked to leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Competent,diligent & resultoriented professional with 6+ years of experience in Utilities,Banking, Financial and Telecom

    Analyst Programmer (Current Employee) Melbourne

    Pros• Competent, diligent & result oriented IT professional with an experience over 6.5 years of experience in Utilities, Banking & telecom domain which includes 3 months of Onsite in Chelmsford, UK and 11 months of Onsite in Melbourne, Australia in testing of various applications and Systems, currently spearheading as Senior Analyst with Accenture.
    • Hands on exposure in Database Testing, Mobile Device testing and Manual Testing in Agile environment.
    • Possess an inborn quantitative aptitude and proficiency in Test Documentation like Test Strategy , Master Test Plans , Project Test Approach and Initial Test approach
    • Test Plans, Test Data, Test Reports, Test Sce narios and Test Cases.
    • In-depth knowledge of all phases of Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) with concentration on requirements analysis, technical systems design, testing and implementation of various applications & QA Testing tools such as ALM , Microsoft Test Manager, HP Quality Center , Rational Functional Tester, Rational Quality Manager, QTP, Team Foundation Server (TFS).
    • Good knowledge on Excel Macros which enabled to create several tools to save the Testing Effort.
    • Expertise in SQL and Test Design Techniques and exposure in handling programming activities in .Net framework
    • Experience in coordinating the various stakeholders and functional groups for implementation of processes.
    • A systematic, organized, hardworking team player with an analytical bent of mind; reliable as a fully contributing, responsible & accountable member of task/project teams.
    • Hold a Permanent Resident status

    ConsI am a workaholic with a vision to improve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The only way is the way you are

    IT Support Analyst (Former Employee) Canberra

    ProsSome really great people, huge database of online learning and skills packages, lots of work experience

    Consrequired to work 8 hours due to contract Accenture had with the client, but only paid to work the regular 7.5, very difficult to move up, services workforce was very irritating when given consulting work as no access to office space or laptop or much assistance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management Consulting Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- On-going training is great. There are many opportunities to learn about new technologies to enhance and improve your current skillset
    - Meet lots of people on different projects.

    Cons- Extensive travel. You may be required to travel weekly to a location for a number of years.

    Advice to Senior Management- Some flexibility for out of town work assignments. The option of working 4/5 days a week out of town and one day at home location - it would help with work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Analyst (Current Employee) Melbourne

    ProsExposure to complex projects and technologies

    ConsCorporate culture and laddering make it very competitive which is both good and bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with

    Systems Integration Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat range of people to work with. Established processes exist in the organisation. People are always available to help and many are smart.

    ConsPeople who expect to be spoonfed will not like the company. It expects people to learn how to be resourceful (if they are not already). Too much reliance on offshore skills will lead to onshore people to lack certain knowledge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a true Management Consulting firm - although they like to think they are

    Management Consulting Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining in St.Charles is great - gives employees a real sense that they belong to a true global organisation

    ConsSenior Management is some competencies are useless - can't sell, can't deliver, can't organise their work
    Promotions are based on tenure in a project rather than ability to perform at the 'next level'
    Pay rises can be less than inflation - even if you are a higher performer
    Work that is normally done is heavily implementation based, lot's of Project Management and filling in for BAU roles in a business

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about why your attrition levels are so hire for experienced hires and fix it.
    Reward people for performance , not just tenure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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